Legal &amp; Regulation http://www.hedgeweek.com/taxonomy/term/65/all en Moore’s Law and financial reporting - KNEIP’s Delphine Leruth considers how technological advances are impacting regulatory reporting requirements… http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/04/27/238935/moores-law-kneip <p><em><strong>The theory behind Moore&rsquo;s Law is that computer processing power doubles every two years. And whilst technology advancements are benefiting global industry at large, within asset management it is beginning to blur the lines with respect to data and the myriad reports that regulators have required within recent years.</strong></em></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-replacement-label"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In Focus </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/04/27/238935/moores-law-kneip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:10:04 +0000 mkitchen 238935 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Seventh heaven - KNEIP's Mario Mantrisi highlights seven good reasons for fund managers to consider a PRIIPs implementation strategy… http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/04/14/238474/seventh-heaven <p><em><strong>On 31 December, 2016 the Financial Industry will go live with PRIIPs regulation. The regulation will introduce the Key Investor Document (KID), a maximum three-page document, written in plain language that must be shared with all retail investors before they enter into a contractual agreement on any Packaged Financial and Insurance based product.</strong></em></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-replacement-label"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In Focus </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/04/14/238474/seventh-heaven" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Thu, 14 Apr 2016 14:27:56 +0000 mkitchen 238474 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Beneficial ownership agreement re-affirms commitment to combatting global financial crime http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/04/12/238362/beneficial-ownership-agreement-re-affirms-commitment-combatting-global-financial-c <p><em><strong>Geoff Cook (pictured), Jersey Finance CEO, comments on David Cameron&rsquo;s announcement of an agreement by the Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories to provide beneficial ownership information to the UK Government&hellip;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/04/12/238362/beneficial-ownership-agreement-re-affirms-commitment-combatting-global-financial-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Tue, 12 Apr 2016 08:49:23 +0000 mkitchen 238362 at http://www.hedgeweek.com The fight against money laundering and tax evasion must be truly international, argues IFC Forum http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/04/07/238241/fight-against-money-laundering-and-tax-evasion-must-be-truly-international-argues- <p><strong><em>The publication of the Panama Papers has raised serious questions about global compliance with international regulatory standards, and it is apparent that some jurisdictions have fallen markedly behind in the global efforts to combat money laundering and tax evasion.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/04/07/238241/fight-against-money-laundering-and-tax-evasion-must-be-truly-international-argues-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Thu, 07 Apr 2016 14:21:14 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 238241 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Sadis & Goldberg LLP - Best Global Law Firm http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/04/05/238135/sadis-goldberg-llp-best-global-law-firm <p><em><strong>Sadis &amp; Goldberg LLP is one of New York&#39;s leading financial services focused law firms. Known both domestically and internationally as a dominant force in the financial services sector, Sadis &amp; Goldberg serves clients throughout the world and was recently ranked as one of the top five law firms for hedge fund launches in the 2016 Preqin Global Hedge Fund Report.</strong></em>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/04/05/238135/sadis-goldberg-llp-best-global-law-firm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Services Tue, 05 Apr 2016 11:40:20 +0000 mkitchen 238135 at http://www.hedgeweek.com DMS Offshore Investment Services - Best Offshore Regulatory Advisory Firm http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/04/05/238124/dms-offshore-investment-services-best-offshore-regulatory-advisory-firm <p><em><strong>DMS Offshore Investment Services specialises in providing global fund governance with the firm best regarded for the provision of offshore independent directors in the Cayman Islands. The second core business line is its UCITS and AIFMD management company and platform based in Dublin and Luxembourg. The interest in the platform has accelerated this year to the point where the management company has secured more than 60 fund mandates with close to 40 launched.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/04/05/238124/dms-offshore-investment-services-best-offshore-regulatory-advisory-firm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Compliance Legal & Regulation Tue, 05 Apr 2016 11:04:51 +0000 mkitchen 238124 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Rebuilding Swiss investor confidence in hedge funds http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/03/24/237820/rebuilding-swiss-investor-confidence-hedge-funds <p><em><strong>Oligo Swiss Fund Services received its license from the Swiss authorities 13 months ago to provide Swiss legal representative services and has already onboarded more than 200 funds registered for distribution to Swiss qualified investors. These include offshore hedge funds, UCITS-compliant hedge funds and private equity funds.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/03/24/237820/rebuilding-swiss-investor-confidence-hedge-funds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fund administration Compliance Legal & Regulation Thu, 24 Mar 2016 10:31:42 +0000 mkitchen 237820 at http://www.hedgeweek.com CISA proves successful within 12 months http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/03/24/237818/cisa-proves-successful-within-12-months <p><em><strong>It is now one year in to the Swiss Collective Investment Scheme Act (CISA) and overall impressions appear to be that it has been a success. One particular aspect of CISA, namely the requirement for alternative fund managers marketing their funds in Switzerland to &quot;unregulated qualified investors&quot; (eg pension funds, family offices) to appoint a Swiss Fund Representative and Paying Agent, has proven to be no more than a mild shower in a teacup.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/03/24/237818/cisa-proves-successful-within-12-months" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fund administration Legal & Regulation Thu, 24 Mar 2016 10:22:22 +0000 mkitchen 237818 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Regulations improve Swiss investor confidence in hedge funds http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/03/24/237808/regulations-improve-swiss%C2%A0investor-confidence-hedge-funds <p><em><strong>There was a degree of trepidation among foreign hedge funds when Switzerland formerly introduced a revised version of the Collective Investment Scheme Act (CISA) on 1&nbsp;March 2015, bringing hedge funds under the watch of FINMA, Switzerland&#39;s financial regulator, for the first time.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/03/24/237808/regulations-improve-swiss%C2%A0investor-confidence-hedge-funds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Thu, 24 Mar 2016 09:25:13 +0000 James.Williams 237808 at http://www.hedgeweek.com MFA submits comments on CFTC automated trading proposal http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/03/17/237576/mfa-submits-comments-cftc-automated-trading-proposal <p><em><strong>The Managed Funds Association (MFA) has filed a comment letter addressing the automated trading rules, known as Regulation AT, proposed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/03/17/237576/mfa-submits-comments-cftc-automated-trading-proposal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Thu, 17 Mar 2016 16:43:02 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 237576 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Published register of non-compliance could have profound impact on firms not abiding by UCITS V http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/03/16/237532/published-register-non-compliance-could-have-profound-impact-firms-not-abiding-uci <p><em><strong>Ahead of the deadline for full implementation of UCITS V on Friday (18 March), Matt Gibbs (pictured), product manager at Linedata, comments on the impact of the introduction of a published register of non-compliant firms&hellip;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/03/16/237532/published-register-non-compliance-could-have-profound-impact-firms-not-abiding-uci" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Wed, 16 Mar 2016 13:20:39 +0000 mkitchen 237532 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Shining a spotlight on independent research under MiFID II http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/02/02/236149/shining-spotlight-independent-research-under-mifid-ii <p><em><strong>The drive towards unbundling research budgets from execution services under MiFID II will alter the fund industry landscape, placing greater pressure on smaller asset managers as the research tap &ndash; funded by commissions spent by their billion dollar brethren &ndash; slowly dries up.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/02/02/236149/shining-spotlight-independent-research-under-mifid-ii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Tue, 02 Feb 2016 20:36:01 +0000 James.Williams 236149 at http://www.hedgeweek.com AIMA calls from regulatory reforms to support non-bank finance http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/02/01/236076/aima-calls-regulatory-reforms-support-non-bank-finance <p><strong><em>The European Commission must prioritise non-bank finance and deeper capital markets as part of its regulatory review, according to the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA).</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/02/01/236076/aima-calls-regulatory-reforms-support-non-bank-finance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Mon, 01 Feb 2016 16:17:28 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 236076 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Regulation falling short, say financial services leaders http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/01/28/235953/regulation-falling-short-say-financial-services-leaders <p><em><strong>Senior executives at financial services firms are concerned that regulation in the sector is not promoting stability, according to the 2016 Global Regulatory Outlook published by Duff &amp; Phelps.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/01/28/235953/regulation-falling-short-say-financial-services-leaders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Thu, 28 Jan 2016 11:18:52 +0000 mkitchen 235953 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Mifid II set to change the way buyside firms access and pay for research http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/01/04/235113/mifid-ii-set-change-way-buyside-firms-access-and-pay-research <p><em><strong>The nature of how research is disseminated and accessed within the funds industry is changing. In some respects, sellside institutions are adopting a Good Cop Bad Cop stance. On the one hand, they are starting to scale back the value of the research they send out to smaller clients. On the other hand, they are committed to providing best execution prices to those same clients.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/01/04/235113/mifid-ii-set-change-way-buyside-firms-access-and-pay-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Mon, 04 Jan 2016 10:12:56 +0000 James.Williams 235113 at http://www.hedgeweek.com